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    wired laptop connection

    In my house I have a wireless router with a laptop and a slimserver that works great.

    I want to be able to play the music files on my laptop using a stereo at a different house.

    This must be simple, but how can a use the slimserver via a wired ethernet cable and my laptop at the other house? There is no wireless network (or any computers) at the other house.

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    Ethernet cable is specified for up to 100 metres, just run the cable out the first floor windows.

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    I got it now

    I just had to remember how to re-establish a network connection (this time wired) using the remote control.

    amcluesent: the other house is two blocks away and its -17 Celsius outside, I don't think I will run a cable through the window. I'm just carrying my laptop to the other place and connecting the ss via an ethernet cable. Nothing complicated.

    Case closed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grego.speiser View Post
    This must be simple, but how can a use the slimserver via a wired ethernet cable and my laptop at the other house? There is no wireless network (or any computers) at the other house.
    I've never tried, but I think you need a crossover cable, rather than standard ethernet, for the direct connection.

    http://forums.slimdevices.com/showth...rossover+cable

    http://forums.slimdevices.com/showth...rossover+cable

    I'm thinking about trying this with one of those new $400 eee PC laptops soon :-) Anyway, good luck.
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